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  1. #461
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damax View Post
    40$ plus my weekend? yes its expensive.

    I don't believe I'll have enough time during the weekend to watch blizzcon even though I'd like too. 40$ makes it pricy if I only get to watch 1-2 hour each day of it
    Which would be relevant except the fact that it's available on demand for like 2 weeks after the event.
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    Blizzards pets and mounts on the Store are also way too overpriced, so why are people so suprised with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelimbror View Post
    Which would be relevant except the fact that it's available on demand for like 2 weeks after the event.
    But then its all over the internet in 720p etc, how is this a selling point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Blizzards pets and mounts on the Store are also way too overpriced, so why are people so suprised with this?
    Im surprised they didnt include a spectacular mount. This is how they would sell a million virtual tickets.

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    No more expensive than some pay-per-view sporting events that last less time. If it's too expensive then I guess you shouldn't buy it. It's not like the information will be a big secret 10 minutes after they talk about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by segoplout View Post
    But then its all over the internet in 720p etc, how is this a selling point?
    Yes, clearly I was referencing it as a selling point and not just a contrast to someone saying they also have to give up their whole weekend to watch it. I remember the good old days when people actually read posts before responding with completely irrelevant statements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelimbror View Post
    Yes, clearly I was referencing it as a selling point and not just a contrast to someone saying they also have to give up their whole weekend to watch it. I remember the good old days when people actually read posts before responding with completely irrelevant statements.
    It is certainly not irrelevant.

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    40 bucks for what? Waste of money.

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    As others stated, it's basically a 2 day advertisement for blizzard games and news. Although I'd like the hearthstone card and pet, it's not worth it to me to get an hour head start on news that'll hit mmo champ nearly as quickly. $40 is way more than what I'd consider to be a reasonable price, so I won't pay it. If others find it to be a worthwhile experience, more power to them. I'll check in each evening and see what's been gone over.
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    You can add other stuff and still called it a grilled cheese, it's an american thing, but getting butt hurt over it means you have way too much free time and you should be using it to be making more grilled cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by segoplout View Post
    It is certainly not irrelevant.
    It definitely is. Plus, if you are going to use that argument, then there is basically no reason for you to get immediate access to the stream in the first place, so you can wait for the YouTube clips without any complaining. Congratulations, you just saved 40 dollars.

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    Way to expensive.

    Simple as that..

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    No way! You get a some free stuff, Worth about 10-15 and it's STILL cheaper than wrestling.

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    More than worth it, loved blizzcon 2011 even though i was horrified at the MoP announcement.

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    I don't think it is. I've gotten it every year it was available. The only reason I'm not getting it this year is because I'm using the extra cash I got for my new PS4/games/accessories. Just bad timing for me personally otherwise I'd be getting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibut View Post
    As others stated, it's basically a 2 day advertisement for blizzard games and news. Although I'd like the hearthstone card and pet, it's not worth it to me to get an hour head start on news that'll hit mmo champ nearly as quickly. $40 is way more than what I'd consider to be a reasonable price, so I won't pay it. If others find it to be a worthwhile experience, more power to them. I'll check in each evening and see what's been gone over.
    Same here. To expensive considering its just ads...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeula View Post
    More than worth it, loved blizzcon 2011 even though i was horrified at the MoP announcement.
    Did you make that face your avatar made then? Would have been hilarious if you did. XD

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    I believe it's a necessity. First of all, the news related to the content will be online for free almost instantly as it'll be unveiled during blizzcon. So you can argue that you "have" to spend money to know about the news, but we all know it's a lie.

    Secondly, those kind of events are very costly. I don't know if you remember, but Activision Blizzard just bought itself from Vivendi. While wow is a good source of revenue, it doesn't change the fact that right now, they need to get back on feet.

    But honestly, this is not even the main reason the event cost money. The real reason are for the in-game goodies, the bands that comes to play during the show, the whole stage they have to set up along with very powerful computers for the tournaments so you can watch it from your home, in the comfort of your sofa.

    So to me, the 40$ seems logic and is far from expensive, when you have basically 2 days of show, concerts, tournaments and contests along with in-game items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombinator04 View Post
    Everyone is just used to getting streams and video content for free.

    This is a pay per view special really.
    Except.. its nothing special and most will be free just few hours later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    Except.. its nothing special and most will be free just few hours later.
    So why should anyone complain about it then? Have watched every BlizzCon from previous years that way and not once have I got the urge to complain about the price. If you aren't willing to pay for firsthand access to get this information, then just relax and wait for footage and news to pop up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Death Knight View Post
    So why should anyone complain about it then? Have watched every BlizzCon from previous years that way and not once have I got the urge to complain about the price. If you aren't willing to pay for firsthand access to get this information, then just relax and wait for footage and news to pop up.
    Because it's 2013 and it's cool to complain about everything. Anyone who is complaining about this is labeling themselves as an entitled crybaby. Grow up. If you can't afford or don't want to pay for this, don't do it.

    I buy electronics from a local store because I want it now. I might pay $20 more because I don't want to wait 3 days for it to ship. This live stream is the same thing. If you want the information now you pay for it. Otherwise you can wait until a website reports it instead. It's a service. You are not obligated to buy into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelimbror View Post
    Common sense would indicate that this convention is for people interested in all of their games. That's sorta the entire point of Blizzcon. It's why they don't name it WoWCon or DiabloCon.
    for $40 they better be interested in everything Blizzard puts out and even then it still seems a bit much. This isn't a sporting event where viewing it is the main attraction, people view this for info about games they are interested in (games that they pay the same amount for as this info right now).

    I still think it should be more accessible to players of specific franchises to get info first hand without spoilers. Split it up into WoW, SC2, D3 and charge $15-20 for each individual part and let the players choose what they want to watch.

    BTW can anyone inform me what is actually viewable on the stream for free? what does the opening ceremony contain?
    Pet battle info Compilation: Wild pets, Stats, Abilities, Vids/pics etc!:
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...with-stats-etc.
    are you mad cause WoW now has a farming system to use with the new farms it has? keep in mind WoW's had farms since vanilla. Battling pets in a setting like azeroth, with war hungry warlords hardly seems like a stretch.

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